Buffalo Sabres (19-24-4) vs.
Detroit Red Wings (23-15-8)
1. Will Jake McCabe look any better after his night in press box?
McCabe returns tonight for the injured Josh Gorges, and hopefully his play will return to form as well. The young defenseman was struggling mightily before being benched in Buffalo's last game, and with the Sabres already thin blue line, they can't afford anyone's play to fall off a cliff.
2. It's Cal O'Reilly's turn on the second line, how will he look playing with Eichel?
Thanks to Reinhart's injury, the Sabres will have Cal O'Reilly in the lineup tonight, and he'll play with Eichel and McGinn on the second line. He has 23 points in 39 games for Rochester this year, and one assist in his two games with Buffalo this year.
3. Can the Sabres get through tonight without suffering another injury?
Josh Gorges, Tyler Ennis, Zemgus Girgensons, and now Sam Reinhart are all big pieces of the Sabres puzzle that the team is missing. Will tonight add another name to the injury report, or will the hockey gods show mercy.
Projected BUF lines
Weber - Pysyk